ERIC Number: EJ1063005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Corporatised Leadership in English Schools
Courtney, Steven J.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v47 n3 p214-231 2015
Corporatised leadership in schools in England is being promoted through new actors and new types of school, these latter with corporate structures, values, regulatory freedoms and contractual arrangements with staff. Corporatised leadership is characterised "inter alia" by the promotion of the interests of business through the curriculum, school structure, learning materials and pupil experiences, and the adoption of business-derived leadership practices and identities. Corporate leadership produces and is produced through new actors--here, Chairs of Governors, the alignment of whose symbolic capital with the privileged corporate discourse increases their influence. The paper draws on semi-structured interviews with nine school leaders from a range of school types. The data were analysed using Bourdieu's concept of fields to explore the cross-field effects of business/economics and educational leadership.
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Corporations, Semi Structured Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Business, Economics, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Experience, Principals, Governance, Private Sector, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)